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Barnes & Noble -Though cancelled in 1964, The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer/narrator Rod Serling -- no doubt inspired by the pulp comics, novels, and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. Five years followed, and The Twilight Zone went through the show business wringer as network executives tried to squeeze more profits from the already successful show. Experiments ranged from cutting costs with six episodes shot on videotape to dropping "The" from the series' title -- but no matter what, rave reviews continued, and every week loyal fans tuned in to enter the infamous dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Episodes included here are:
- "People Are Alike All Over" Ep. 25, March 25, 1960: When a space expedition crashes on Mars, passenger Sam Conrad Roddy McDowall is terrified when he encounters Martians. To his initial relief, they are human, extremely friendly and apparently just like us....
- "Valley of the Shadow" Ep. 105, January 17, 1963, 50 min.: Philip Redfield Ed Nelson finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things. He is determined to escape and share the town's secrets with the outside world.
- "Black Leather Jackets" Ep. 138, January 31, 1964: Three tough-looking men on motorcycles disrupt a peaceful suburb when they move in. Yet the neighbors could never imagine just how dangerous these men are. One bit of advice: don't drink the water.